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July 3, 2008 · Updated 12:15 PM
? Kick up your heels tonight at a cowboy concert in support of the B.C. Cowboys Hall of Fame, at the Westwold community hall (20 minutes north of Vernon an Highway 97). Local artists like Rob Dinwoodie and Dogwood Road, Butch Falk, Mike Puhallo, Matt Johnston and Gordie West will be performing. Admission is $10. For more information, call Mike at 1-888-763-2224.
? For the past 18 years Lon Mandrake the magician has been a regular exhibit at Science World in Vancouver and will amaze Kamloops audiences today on a visit to the BIG Little Science Centre during an open-house event, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its new location in the Bert Edwards elementary school at 711 Windsor Ave. Magic shows are scheduled at 12:30 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. in the gymnasium. Admission is by suggested donations of $5 per family or $2 per individual. For more information, visit www.biglittlesciencecentre.org or call 554-2572.
? The PhonoGraff, brings his rhythm to River City tonight at the Thompson Rivers University Independent Centre. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door or $5 in advance at the TRU student union office or No. 1 Skateboards. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the campus radio station 92.5 CBFX. No minors. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/thephonograff.
? The Barnhartvale coffee house starts its spring season tonight. The feature act will be Jane Eamon from Kelowna. The singer/songwirter won a roots and blues award at the Okanagan Music awards last fall. For more information visit www.janeandgord.com. As usual there will be open-mic time for local musicians, first timers, and small groups. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $4.
? In celebration of Brian Stocktons film series, The Saskatchewan Trilogy, is playing at the Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG). The KAG presents I Love Saskatchewan Day today from noon to 4 p.m.
Saskatchewanians who present either their Saskatchewan birth certificate or Saskatchewan drivers license will have free admission to the exhibition gallery.
The three short films depict the award-winning independent filmmaker, Stocktons life in the province he says is full of absolutes with very few shades of grey, and where humour is a staple.
Stockton was a director resident at Norman Jewisons prestigious Canadian Film Centre and has created numerous short films, including multi-award winner The Weight of the World, which screened at festivals around the world and on the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S.